Democratic Meltdown

The United States is undergoing a democratic meltdown. Part of the problem is the explosive growth in negative attack ads, which dissemble or, even more often, outright lie. Chief Justice Roberts with the Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unlimited spending on such ads. They can be financed anonymously and thus fairly easily by enemy countries with an interest in subverting the USA. The normal rules of libel do not seem to apply. Any candidate without billionaire backers has no chance. His opponent will drown him in lies. The end result is every successful politician has been bought by one or more billionaires or corporations. That is not a democracy. That is a plutocracy or corporatocracy. On seeing the effects of this decision, Justice Roberts had a chance to reverse his decision, but he decided to continue this subversion of democracy. It favours the Republicans who got him the job. I consider that treason. He is aiding the enemies of the USA to takeover the USA.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)